'''Lewis''' (, , also '''Isle of Lewis''') is the northern part of Lewis and Harris
, the largest island of the Western Isles or Outer Hebrides
). The total area of Lewis is .
[Thompson, Francis (1968) ''Harris and Lewis''. Newton Abbott. David & Charles. Page 15. The sub-totals provided are: Land – ; inland water – ; saltmarsh – ; foreshore – ; tidal water – .]
Lewis is, in general, the lower-lying part of the island: the other part, Harris, Outer Hebrides|Harris
, is more mountainous. Due to its flatter, more fertile land, Lewis contains three-quarters of the population of the Western Isles, and the largest settlement, Stornoway
. The island's diverse habitats are home to an assortment of flora and fauna, such as the golden eagle
, red deer
, and are...